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Copyright: John East (Norte) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 63 W: 7 N: 70] (370)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-22
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor AF-S 18-70 1:3.5-4.5G ED
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Vandana's Favorites II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-31 12:51
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Points: 82
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The hobby of photography is often the perfect excuse for a rest in the uphill, as you of course dont want to tell anybody that you are exhausted.
In this kind of weather you have a lot of excuses..

Here from the route Ramfjord - Tromsdalstinden, a 1200 m ascent in 3-4 hours. This fjord is often covered by ice in the winter, here breaking up under the warm April sun.
The peak in the end of the fjord is the 1270 m high Durmålstinden.
The viewpoint is in the middle of this picture.

Refugee, moli, Urfaust, saggitario, timleahy, sothy81, szablak, juyona, WMcK, mvdisco, boomcat, pablominto, eqshannon, vandana2923, lilimih33, Dot, Fortuna has marked this note useful
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To Ejtaan: Thank you..Norte 1 02-03 12:25
To sothy81: Hi Sothy!Norte 1 01-31 16:21
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Wonderful image Jon, very well composed, good colour and lovely detail. Beautiful light and shade and no obvious OE. TFS,

I very well understand what you are saying about havein and excuse to rest. I do the same.
Your photograph has a lot of depth. Well composed.


Hello Jon !

Superb composition. Aaaahhhhhh Winter landscapes can be so spectacular. Well seen and captured. I like your funny note too.

Keep trekking , and do not forget your camera.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 66 N: 115] (2484)
  • [2008-01-31 13:24]

Hello Jon,
This winter we haven't snow and I miss such landscape with snow. I like composition.
Regards, Pawel

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2008-01-31 13:32]

Hi Jon.
Very effective view.
Great point of view and sharpness.
Good light and composition is well presented.
My compliments.,
Janek Kloss

what a beautiful landscape, what gorgeous mountains. Great great picture, I think it wast worth the effort!

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-01-31 13:51]

Well Jon overhere is an extremely good job!

note is really funny Jos!! shot is superb.. long and exaustive pov, it's a beauty.. excellent, with a good dof!! exposure light and colors so well!! i like it.. molto bravo!! my compliments!!
ciao Marco

Fantastic scenery and colors.
I need snow. Here in Poland we still don't have it :-(
TFS - regards Aga


Simply beautiful! Superb sharpness, depth, composition and lighting. One of the best I have seen on TL. Bravo!


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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2008-01-31 15:05]

Great presentation and managing climate of this place:)

Hi Jon, beauitful image you have here. Love the sharpness and great exposure of this photo a lot. I just want to see a different views of the colors in the FG. Hope you dont mind. Sothy

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  • Dian Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 53 W: 4 N: 42] (246)
  • [2008-01-31 17:44]

Jon, this is stunning. Very well composed. Great DOF, and very sharp. I have often used the excuse many times myself.

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2008-01-31 19:46]

Hi my friend,

Excellent POV, good shot of the landscape and well composed.



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  • Danert Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 453 W: 53 N: 924] (4587)
  • [2008-01-31 20:42]

Hi Jon,
This is a wonderfull winter shot . Very good contrast between the colors and rasor sharp . Very good vertical composition . Thanks for sharing this master piece .

beautiful scenery beautifully captured.
thanks for the note/link, it was a cool idea.

Hello Jon,
Great lead-in to Tromsdalstinden!
Snow is perfectly exposed, an attarctive and well balanced copmposition...
...and the weather was great!
Pablo -

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-01-31 23:34]

Hola Jon,
excelente trabajo y bello pov,
hermoso paisaje,

I'm amazed by the sharpness throughout this shot - a good reminder (to me) that I should close down that aperture when taking scenic shots. (I'm so used to portrait photographs.)

Perfect metering, and great composition the way the eye is led down the track in the snow, and off to the distant mountain.

Excellent shot!

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-02-01 0:35]

This is absolutely breathtaking !!!
Such a beauty ...

thanks a lot,
ps.I'll be back with points

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  • evaig Silver Star Critiquer [C: 26 W: 0 N: 7] (268)
  • [2008-02-01 0:37]

Hi Jon,
Wow, beautiful landscape - Norway at it's best :-)
I love the lines and the light of this photo, great DOF. Keep on taking those rests. I won't tell!

Hi Jon,
This is an awesome view very well captured! My compliments for such a good light management. The picture has such much depth, which is stunning. An excellent posting my friend!

Hello Jon,
This photo proves that simplicity works! Excellent, how the off-centered "ski track" in the snow leads our eyes towards the landscape behind. The curved shape of the lake seems to prolonge the line of the ski track, adding another, "broadening" dimension to it.
I also like the serene atmosphere... Nice work!
TFS & kind regards,

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-02-01 6:28]

Another perfect image, Jon. I love everything about it. The light is amazing and the single track (yours?) leads right into the heart of the image. The detail is just amazing and your notes perfect. The next best thing to being there. Excellent.

Hi Jon,
You have many beautiful picture in your galery;) This one is very cute and well presented and composed, Excellent prise de vue and beautiful colors and great landscape very well done my friend,
Mes salutations,

oh wow.. what a stunning view.. the Fjord are so breathaking beautiful.. worth it your walking uphill.. :)

well done.. well composed with fine detail and sharpness.

regards, terry

Hi Jon,
Very beautiful winter picture.Excellent landscape vith good perspective.TFS.


Hi Jon

your landscapes are fantastic and I just love the ski tracks in this picture as they take your picture to another level saying "I got there and took the shot"

again well done

and regards from Liverpool 08


Very locely and if you happen to run out of this white wonder..just let us know...we are buried in it and have no place to put it! Really!

hmm... this looks like icing sugar... or sugar powder.... Ever since our first trip to Norway in 1981 I have told my husband we will once go and see Norway in winter... So far we have not done it, but... I'm soooo sure we will!
Specially after seeing this.
A gorgeous landscape and I think you have a well balanced light here.
Love the ski tracks in the snow...


Hello Jon,
This is beautiful winter shot.
Beautiful POV, colors and composition. TFS

Hi Jon,

You are now at the eye level of the tip of the far end mountain . . Yes, you need a rest when reaching this height . .
You have chosen a perfect scene . . and composed it beautifully . .
Well done my friend . . Keep shooting and sharing with us . .
I like this presentation


Many thanks for your kind words on Bali in Black & White .

Hi dear friend,
:))) nice excuse! Wonderful view!
Great angle of shot presenting us a dreamy view.
Stunning textures and mannage of light.
Good idea with the pathway.
All my congrats for this beauty!
Have a great week.

Hi Jon

Very beautiful image of the winter!
Best regards


Hello Jon!
Really fantastic winter scene!
Great composition with beautiful colours and good light!
Very beautiful point of view!
Excellent done!
Best regards!

...I return... :)

hello Jon

this is a magnificient landscape
the composition is very good and the line of the sky leads the view into the frame

exposition is perfect, you have got a lovely white colour of thw snow ( not esay)

the montain in the backgound are superb



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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2008-02-25 19:05]

Stunning. Photography is a great excuse for soaking up the view and catching your breath.
The trail leads the eye to the next level below and then to the big mountains beyond. Excellent composition. TFS. K2

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-04-09 6:30]

HI John
Spectacular scenery that is beautifully captured. You gave it that look of splendor and vastness at the right time of day.
The tracks in the snow add to the whole composition giving it even more dof.
Awesome I never tire of snow scenes.

an absolute fantastic lead in line and perfect exposure wish i could take shots like this. tfs

Hello Jon,
Beautiful winter scene, superb sharpness and depth of field, lovely natural colors, the white is very good.

Fantastic capture, great landscape, well done.
Good contrast and well composed!

wow, i love ur pic, now i am feeling shy of show u mines lol not look so profesionals like ur

att ur friend from colombia

  • Fortuna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 3811 W: 2520 N: 16] (72)
  • [2010-03-06 6:20]

Hello John,

Fantastic shot with great POV and DOF!
Congratulations and TFS

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